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BARBICAN ART GALLERY AND THE CURVE

Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891

www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
art@barbican.org.uk

Curve: Sat-Wed 11-8, Thu-Fri 11-9; Gallery: Sat-Wed 10-6, Thu & Fri 10-9

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LEE KRASNER: A BIOGRAPHY
Jun 20, 2019 8:00pm talk/event
Krasner’s biographer Gail Levin delves into the artist’s remarkable life.
’I think all painting is biographical… I think you can read any artist if you take the trouble to’ – Lee Krasner
Discover how Krasner’s life intersected with and informed her art in this special evening with Gail Levin, influential art historian.
Levin developed a lasting relationship with the artist, before writing Krasner’s biography in 2011. Levin’s biography is being published by Thames and Hudson this summer to coincide with the show.
Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/lee-krasner-a-biography
£5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)

Click to enlargeTREVOR PAGLEN : FROM ‘APPLE’ TO ‘ANOMALY’
Sep 26, 2019 - Feb 16, 2020
(The Curve)
Discover how the advent of autonomous computer learning has developed, rife with hidden politics, biases and stereotypes in Paglen’s latest exhibition.
Paglen investigates ways in which AI networks are taught how to ‘see’ and ‘perceive’ the world by taking a closer look at publicly available datasets. Using approximately 30,000 individually printed photographs drawn from these datasets, Paglen explores what lies beneath the surface of our digital world, revealing the powerful, and often hidden forces at play in AI. Part of our annual season Life Rewired. Admission free.

TREVOR PAGLEN AND ANTHONY DOWNEY
Sep 26, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
To coincide with the new Curve commission From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly', artist Trevor Paglen will be in conversation with writer and academic Anthony Downey.
Touching on themes of secrecy, surveillance and state, Paglen’s new installation of some 30,000 photographs invites a critical consideration of how we teach artificial intelligence to 'see' and perceive the world, revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play.
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INTO THE NIGHT : CABARETS & CLUBS IN MODERN ART
Oct 4, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists.
This landmark exhibition explores the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to New York, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna, and Ibadan. Discover over 200 works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces.
Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creativity of the spaces in which artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression. The exhibition offers insight into the immersive Cabaret Fledermaus in turn-of-the-century Vienna; the heady atmosphere of Berlin clubs in Weimar Germany; the pulsating energy of the jazz scene in Harlem, New York; the vibrant context of the Mbari clubs in 1960s Nigeria; and more.

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